Web science: a provocative invitation to computer science

  title={Web science: a provocative invitation to computer science},
  author={Ben Shneiderman},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
Here's how it can awaken computer science to the interdisciplinary possibilities of the Web's socially embedded computing technology. 

Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the web

The Web must be studied as an entity in its own right to ensure it keeps flourishing and prevent unanticipated social effects.

The Discipline of Information Systems: A Natural Strategic Alliance for Web Science

The information systems discipline, much more clearly than the other sub-disciplines of computing, has the capability to help web science to advance as a field and may learn substantially from the methods and approaches in information systems.

Web science and human-computer interaction: when disciplines collide

The relationship between the Web Science and HCI communities is clarified, signposting complementary aspects and ways in which they might collaborate in future.

A course in collaborative computing: collaborative learning and research with a global perspective

This paper outlines a Masters course in Collaborative Computing, which employs a combination of collaborative pedagogy, collaborative technologies, and a corpus of research data from Global Virtual Teams to blend the technology and the social dimensions within a research linked course context.

Web Science: The Digital-Heritage Case

This extended abstract examines Web Science research issues by taking a closer look at the area of digital heritage, and discusses engineering, communication and socio-economic aspects.

Science : expanding the notion of Computer Science

The context of rapid external change presents particular problems to academic disciplines seeking to maintain timely, current and relevant teaching programs. Individual faculty may tune and update

Web Science

  • K. O’Hara
  • Computer Science
    Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining
  • 2014
This article argues for the development of the discipline of Web Science, to understand the reciprocal relationship between the Web and society at a number of scales, from technical protocols to emergent social behaviour, to ensure that the Web’s growth will continue, and will benefit society.

A Critical Perspective on Interaction Design Patterns as Theory Representation

It is concluded that interaction design patterns do not meet certain ideals for contemporary information systems design theory: Rigor, practical utility, novelty/innovation, acknowledgement of the social setting, and cumulative research.

Science , the Web and Web Science

The WSRI was created in November of 2006 with the main aim of proposing a new discipline, Web Science, to observe the web and all that surrounding it, and the work carried out in its first two years of existence is detailed.

Advancing the Design of Technology-Mediated Social Participation Systems

Using research from several fields, research can be learned how to design better TMSP systems and to better integrate lessons learned in practice back into theory.



Creating a Science of the Web

Understanding and fostering the growth of the World Wide Web, both in engineering and societal terms, will require the development of a new interdisciplinary field.

Crisis and opportunity in computer science

The future of the field depends on winning back student enrollment, public interest in technology, and government research funding.

A Framework for Web Science

This text sets out a series of approaches to the analysis and synthesis of the World Wide Web, and other web-like information structures. A comprehensive set of research questions is outlined,

The social life of innovation

Fostering a change of practice in a community is much more difficult than inventing a new technology. The practice of innovation can be learned---once you know what it is.

A research manifesto for services science

It is argued for a services science discipline to integrate across academic silos and advance service innovation more rapidly to improve scientific understanding of modern services.

Leonardo's laptop: human needs and the new computing technologies

Designers need to reduce computer user frustration to accelerate the shift from the old to the new computing, and Four circles of human relationships and four human activities map out the human needs for mobility, ubiquity, creativity, and community.

Japan Prize Commemorative Lecture Available from the World Wide Web Consortium

  • Japan Prize Commemorative Lecture Available from the World Wide Web Consortium
  • 2002

Japan Prize Commemorative Lecture

  • Available from the World Wide Web Consortium,
  • 2002

Web Science Research Initiative

  • Web Science Research Initiative